In the United Kingdom, the state school system has failed.
British state schools are bad and getting worse. Many should be closed down.
All schools should be run privately by non-profit making trusts.
The school leaving age should be around 12.
Much more use should be made of apprenticeships, learning by computer, and 'special' schools.
Mothers of young children should stay at home and not go out to work.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, 1 June 2006, more than half of school leavers have problems with the basics:
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers have such poor mastery of the three Rs they cannot scrape a grade C in the two subjects employers and parents regard as crucial.
A three hour school day; a school leaving age of 12
The 1819 Factory Act in the UK limited the working day for children in cotton mills.
Leaving school before 18 will become a crime
Teenagers who drop out of school at 16 will face criminal action and £50 fines under plans to raise the leaving age